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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,941 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,941
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 751
Gots: 380 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our “East Coast” version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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MikeMO

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%

I will admit that some of the fun with LUNCH is how difficult it can be to obtain. It isn't always available at the local liquor store, and you often have to ask for it as they hide it in the back or limit the amount you can buy on any given day.

As a side note, I tend to favor IPAs when it comes to higher quality craft beers, and I prefer hoppier beers, so take that into account when considering my recommendations.

LUNCH pours as a dark orange color with a healthy, foamy head. It looks heavier than it is, and the beer smells exactly as it tastes - mildly hoppy with strong citrus notes and a subtle, pleasant aftertaste.

I am drinking it as I write this, poured from a bottle and into a SAM ADAMS pint glass that I borrowed (stole) from my friend's bar. They say the shape of the glass influences the pour and the flavor of the beer, and the LUNCH beer does benefit some from this type of glass.

When you take a sip the flavor is subtle at first, but the pine and citrus flavors come through with hints of the hops, and the carbonation is perfectly matched to the flavor. I believe this beer must be served ice cold; It is particularly good when served in a chilled glass.

LUNCH is my second favorite beer, only behind Heady Topper - but again, I like IPAs!

07-09-2013 22:30:05 | More by MikeMO
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Delaware

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%

16.9 oz. bottle poured into a DFH signature glass. Bottled 7/2/13 (6 days ago) and picked up at the brewery.

A - Pours a majestic hazy golden orange color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Shows great retention and a nearly perfect lacing.

S - Bursting with fresh, juicy, bitter, tart, tropical, grapefruity hops. Scant grain and sweet malts pull it all together. One of the best smelling beers I have encountered.

T - The taste starts with big citrus and some bready malt. Bitter pine follows through to the finish. Tropical fruit flavors intensify as it warms. Powerfully hoppy with perfectly complimentary malts.

M - Fantastic carbonation strewn throughout a medium body. Refreshing and dry with high drinkability.

O - This was one of the few MBC beers I had not had the pleasure of trying. On a recent trip to Maine, I scooped up several bottles and enjoyed a few on draft. While I preferred the draft version, I thought both were excellent. Great citrus and tropical hops while maintaining some balance. This is another fantastic New England IPA. Fully deserving of its high rating.

07-09-2013 01:12:12 | More by NoLeafClover44
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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New York

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.78/5  rDev +9.1%

500ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color forming a huge white bubbled and soapy head. Good retention and tons of lacings left in the glass

S: Strong notes of flowery, fruity and piny hops. Mango and passion fruit, mainly. Pale malts

T: Intense hops bitterness. Very fruity, piny and citruses. In overall, a dry taste with strong notes of flowery hops. Despite the strong bitterness, its s very smooth beer. Very pleasant and drinkable

M: Medium and smooth body. Good carbonation. Great hoppy and flowery aftertaste

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